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Book early for the best deals on car-hire in the Alps

Book early for the best deals on car-hire in the Alps

For those looking to get away on a ski or snowboarding holiday this winter in The Alps, recommend customers book early to get the best deals on car hire. Statistics from the online car hire specialist show that customers can save up to 55% when booking ahead!

According to’s Car Hire Statistics mini-site, average daily rates for car hire from Geneva Airport tend to peak in the winter months as people flood through the terminal gates to visit some of the world’s best ski resorts in both Switzerland and France. Compact cars peaked at £46 per day in February 2010, however customers can currently book Car Hire Geneva Airport from £21 per day this winter – an equivalent of up to 55% saving!

Savings can also be made on advanced bookings for Car Hire Lyon Airport and Car Hire Grenoble. Booking early is further recommended to ensure holidaymakers can reserve optional extras such as winter tyres, ski racks and snow chains.

Marketing Manager, Phil Partridge, commented, “Ski and snowboarding holidays are renowned for being expensive, but the key is to book early for better value. Lots of people book their accommodation and flights in advance, but often forget to order their car hire. Yet our research shows that with this amount of saving available for early birds – it definitely pays to book ahead.”

Popular ski resorts which are within easy driving distance of Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble airports include:


• Chamonix – perfect for advanced ski or snowboarders unable to resist the lure of its hard-core terrain and stunning glacial scenery

• Val d’Isere: boasting a vast off-piste playground, lots of excellent pistes, and some superb ski schools, this is a great all-rounder

• Les Arcs: suitable for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, as well as experts and freestylers, it has a huge amount of high-quality terrain to enjoy

• Avoriaz: the highest, most snow sure resort in the giant Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz has a kooky charm and a superb array of terrain parks for snowboarders

* prices correct at time of going to press and are subject to change - see website for latest prices.

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